Apparently it's a little rough going over at the new Woodruff...
"They have it set up by ‘floors’ and each floor is supposed to have a ‘principal’ of sorts who is in charge of discipline. On one floor the principal lasted about a week, so there’s no one immediately available to assist with discipline. Most teachers have not been assigned their own rooms, and have to cart materials from class to class – and may even have to go from one floor to another.
Some teachers had already started teaching one subject at the beginning of the year, all of a sudden it changes so that students have to work through ‘modules’ but teachers have received virtually NO instruction about implementing these modules. Three (3) teachers out of seven (7) on one floor have quit – including one teacher who came to the program from Juvenile Department of Corrections (even HE couldn’t handle it) and another veteran teacher with more than a decade of experience in alternative education.
The biggest frustration is with the chaos amongst building/district administration. No organization or cohesiveness. All in all, the kids aren’t all that bad, but they are very disengaged – major truancy issues, flat out refusal to work, lack of skills – not behavior problems so much."